Stephen Murphy

Head of Sound

During his childhood Stephen Murphy developed a fascination with film, television and sound that has been with him ever since. On leaving high school he made this his life work, commencing with study at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. Entering the industry he first worked on commercials, corporates and short films, and within a few years moved on to telemovies, mini-series and feature films. He has worked on location and in post-production, and has also spent many years teaching and training others. For 16 years Stephen worked for Dolby Laboratories as a sound consultant, and he has taught at TAFE NSW, was Head of Teaching and Post-Production at International Film School Sydney, and Head of Film and Animation at International Screen Academy.

Stephen is currently the President of the Australian Screen Sound Guild, and Head of Sound at the Australian Film Television and Radio School.


Graduate Diploma in Vocational Education and Training, University of Technology, Sydney (2004)

Bachelor of Arts (Film and Television) AFTRS (1995)

Master of Education, majoring in Information Technology in Education, University of Wollongong (1994)

Diploma in Arts (Film and Television), Sound Major, AFTS (1981)


Audio Products Specialist, Avid Australia - 2003-2004

Sound Consultant, Dolby Laboratories - 1987-2003

Studio Consultant, Sound & Company, Seoul, Korea - 1998

Sales Manager, Audio Sound Centre - 1996

Mixer, Soundfirm - 1986

Sound Engineer, Arabian Bechtel Company Limited/Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia - 1985-1986

Sound Engineer, Custom Video Australia - 1981-83

Freelance Sound Recordist, Sound Editor, Sound Mixer, Editor - 1981-2013


Australian Screen Sound Guild (current President, past Treasurer, past Secretary)

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